“Bridgerton” fans have still not quite overcome the dramatic exit of the series favorite Rege-Jean Page, but at least there is now very good news for all fans of the Netflix series.
While there are currently just a few details about the 2nd season of “Bridgerton”, the series producer, Shonda Rhimes, has now dropped the bomb in an interview with Adweek: There should be eight seasons of the hit series. This would make “Bridgerton” the longest-running series on Netflix to date. Not even hit series like “Orange Is The New Black” or “Stranger Things” received this honor. However, Rhimes’s statement is not too surprising for those familiar with the book series.
“Bridgerton” Is Based On Eight Books
Because the popular Netflix hit series is based on the book series by the author Julia Quinn. And this book series actually comprises eight books! So it was only logical that eight seasons should also be targeted, Rhimes said in an interview.
For Netflix, however, this is new territory:
“Part of the change at Netflix is the idea that they actually don’t do that. I would say, Well, we’ll just do eight seasons of it. To me, eight seasons of eight novels don’t sound like a lot. But that’s just not the way they arrange things.”
In fact, the only thing that is certain so far is that there will be a third and fourth season of Bridgerton. Whether and when Netflix gives the go for the remaining four seasons certainly also depends on how good the ratings are.
Bridgerton Season 2: When Will It Release?
Netflix renewed the show for a second season on January 21. With the announcement, the streaming giant also revealed that Season 2 would start production in spring 2021. Along with Season 2, the show was renewed for a third and fourth season respectively. The filming of Season 2 was officially wrapped in November 2021, along with this note from Nicola Coughlan:
“I can’t wait to share this season of Bridgerton with you, it’s been a complete joy. I’m so proud and so excited for you all to see it. See you in 2022/1814. Yours Truly,Lady Whistledown.”
The filming also went over some halts in mid-July due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Previously we were hoping that the second season would be released on Christmas 2021, but Netflix confirmed in September 2021 that the show won’t be released until 2022.